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Breastfeeding mom so upset her baby was fed formula she sues for $10,000

The New York mom said she "cried for an hour" after learning her newborn was fed formula three nights after coming home from the hospital.

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Special times. Set aside a few minutes at a regular time each day when you can give your undivided attention to your child. This quiet calm time – no TV, iPad or phones - can be a confidence builder for young children. As little as five minutes a day can make a difference.

For two nights, New York mother Lynn Wojton was awakened by the nanny to breastfeed her newborn daughter after coming home from the hospital.

On the third night, nanny Marcia Chase-Marshall, who slept in the same room as Wojton, never woke her. After first saying it was because she thought formula was best, the nanny eventually told the new mom she was too tired to help her breastfeed, alleged Manhattan Supreme Court documents obtained by the New York Post.

"I was very upset,” said Wojton, 37. "This is not what I wanted — this is not what I want — for my baby. I cried for an hour, honestly."

Wojton is suing the nanny for $10,000 in damages.

When contacted by the Post by phone, Chase-Marshall said, "I have nothing to say," before hanging up.

The incident happened in September 2018. Since then, Wojton, who runs her own cosmetic nursing practice, has a new nanny and her daughter is six-months-old.

Wojton's lawyer Brett Gallaway said his client was right to protect herself and family by not immediately pursing legal action.

"Lynn obviously didn’t want to cross a stranger who had direct access to her baby, to her home and belongings at such an important and potentially volatile time," Gallaway told the Post.

Wojton said memories of that night still linger.

Serve a food again and again. If your child rejects a new dish, don't give up hope. You may have to offer it another six, eight, or even 10 times before he eats it and decides he likes it.

"I’m in a good place now, but I still get upset."

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